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By Tim Wright
Published September 27, 2006
SigmaKalon and Univer have signed an agreement to form a 50:50 joint venture company, which will sell decorative and industrial coatings on the Italian market. The joint venture company will be called SigmaKalonUniver S.p.A. Univer will contribute it… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 13, 2006
The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc., has been awarded the "U.S. Paints & Coatings Market Analysis (2006-2011)" by the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA). NPCA has selected Chemark to develop a comprehensive report on the st… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Cary Company Adds Landes to its sales group The Cary Co., a Midwest supplier of products for the paint, coatings, ink and adhesives industries, has added Don Landes to its sales group. Formerly with Elementis Specialties, Landes has been in the co… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Sartomer Appoints lineberry plant manager Sartomer Company has appointed Timothy R. Lineberry as plant manager of its Chatham, VA facility. He will be responsible for all plant operations and will report directly to Larry Athens, vice president of… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
International Paint hires regional sales manager International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Kevin Coleman to serve as their new regional sales manager for protective coatings in the southeast region of the U.S. A coatings indust… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Juan Gonzalo Ximénez-Carrillo Gerber has been named the new head of BASF Coatings’ automotive OEM coatings solutions. He takes over for Gerold Mahr who was appointed vice president, sales, RBU engineering plastics Europe of BASF… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
FSCT Holds Two-Day SHort Course at ICE The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is offering a two day short course “Guidelines for Coating Formulations,” before this year’s International Coatings E… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
BYK-Chemie launches rheology modifiers BYK-Chemie has launched BYK-420 and BYK-425, two new rheology modifiers that are used to adjust the flow behavior in aqueous paint and coatings. BYK-420 is a liquid thixotropic additive that is characterized by… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
ShawCor to Provide Pipeline Coatings in Saudi Arabia Canada-based ShawCor Ltd. announced that its joint venture affiliate, Arabian Pipecoating Company (APCO), has received a contract with a total value in excess of $60 million to provide anti-corro… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Greenkote Opens First Overseas Plant in Germany Greenkote Plc announced the opening of its first European overseas plant in Germany. The 450 square meter Bavarian-based facility can process 200 kg of coated parts an hour, and has ample room to expan… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Sets up In India Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production in 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
At the same time, the company name was changed to TOB Tikkurila. With net sales totalling approximately $3.7 million in 2005, the company manufactures waterborne paints in Kiev for mainly professional users under the brand name Kolorit. TOB Tikkuril… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Janus, Becker Industrial Coatings Form Partnership Janus International has formed a strategic relationship with Becker Industrial Coatings to supply its door paint finishes. The Becker super-durable polyester coating system is more invincible than… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
RPM’s Rust-Oleum Acquires Watco Group RPM International’s subsidiary, Rust-Oleum Corporation, has acquired the Watco Group, based in Godalmin, UK. Watco has an 80-year history as a manufacturer and marketer of industrial coatings, as… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Paint to Acquire Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (NPC) of Osaka, Japan announced plans to purchase the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s (ROH) Automotive Coatings business. Specifically, NPC will purchase the… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
PPG completes two acquisitions Pittsburgh-based PPG has acquired Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation, an architectural paint and coatings manufacturer distributing products mainly through 22 company-owned service centers in the western U.S. Spectra-Tone… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel Acquires The Flood Company With the acquisition of The Flood Company—the largest independent woodcare business in the U.S.—Akzo Nobel has taken a significant step to strengthen its position in the North American wood coating… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Muralo Paints has introduced a new Color Fashions program featuring 304 contemporary colors and sophisticated selection tools that include solid-color chips, large color sheets and tintable samples, enabling designers, contractors and consumers to vi… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
BYK-Chemie launches rheology modifiers BYK-Chemie has launched BYK-420 and BYK-425, two new rheology modifiers that are used to adjust the flow behavior in aqueous paint and coatings. BYK-420 is a liquid thixotropic additive that is characterized by… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Cary Company Adds Landes to its sales group The Cary Co., a Midwest supplier of products for the paint, coatings, ink and adhesives industries, has added Don Landes to its sales group. Formerly with Elementis Specialties, Landes has been in the co… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Sartomer Appoints lineberry plant manager Sartomer Company has appointed Timothy R. Lineberry as plant manager of its Chatham, VA facility. He will be responsible for all plant operations and will report directly to Larry Athens, vice president of… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
International Paint hires regional sales manager International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Kevin Coleman to serve as their new regional sales manager for protective coatings in the southeast region of the U.S. A coatings indust… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Juan Gonzalo Ximénez-Carrillo Gerber has been named the new head of BASF Coatings’ automotive OEM coatings solutions. He takes over for Gerold Mahr who was appointed vice president, sales, RBU engineering plastics Europe of BASF… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
FSCT Holds Two-Day SHort Course at ICE The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is offering a two day short course “Guidelines for Coating Formulations,” before this year’s International Coatings E… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
ShawCor to Provide Pipeline Coatings in Saudi Arabia Canada-based ShawCor Ltd. announced that its joint venture affiliate, Arabian Pipecoating Company (APCO), has received a contract with a total value in excess of $60 million to provide anti-corro… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Greenkote Opens First Overseas Plant in Germany Greenkote Plc announced the opening of its first European overseas plant in Germany. The 450 square meter Bavarian-based facility can process 200 kg of coated parts an hour, and has ample room to expan… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Sets up In India Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production in 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
At the same time, the company name was changed to TOB Tikkurila. With net sales totalling approximately $3.7 million in 2005, the company manufactures waterborne paints in Kiev for mainly professional users under the brand name Kolorit. TOB Tikkuril… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Janus, Becker Industrial Coatings Form Partnership Janus International has formed a strategic relationship with Becker Industrial Coatings to supply its door paint finishes. The Becker super-durable polyester coating system is more invincible than… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
RPM’s Rust-Oleum Acquires Watco Group RPM International’s subsidiary, Rust-Oleum Corporation, has acquired the Watco Group, based in Godalmin, UK. Watco has an 80-year history as a manufacturer and marketer of industrial coatings, as… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Paint to Acquire Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (NPC) of Osaka, Japan announced plans to purchase the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s (ROH) Automotive Coatings business. Specifically, NPC will purchase the… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
PPG completes two acquisitions Pittsburgh-based PPG has acquired Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation, an architectural paint and coatings manufacturer distributing products mainly through 22 company-owned service centers in the western U.S. Spectra-Tone… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel Acquires The Flood Company With the acquisition of The Flood Company—the largest independent woodcare business in the U.S.—Akzo Nobel has taken a significant step to strengthen its position in the North American wood coating… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Muralo Paints has introduced a new Color Fashions program featuring 304 contemporary colors and sophisticated selection tools that include solid-color chips, large color sheets and tintable samples, enabling designers, contractors and consumers to vi… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 11, 2006
In the mature markets of North America and Western Europe, times are tough for powder coatings manufacturers. Runaway raw material costs. Excessive industry capacity. Low value appreciation. Eroding selling prices. These are some of the issues facing… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published September 11, 2006
Delivering customer satisfaction is a major key to success in today's global economy. Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published September 11, 2006
In the face of global issues such as climate change and natural disasters, demand for improved weather resistant coatings is increasing. Read More »
By Charles Thurston
Published September 11, 2006
Brazil's automotive coatings market is growing rapidly due to increased sales of autos offering alternative fuel technology. Read More »
Biocides and Fungicides Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published September 11, 2006
While they represent a small portion of the overall formulation, biocides are critical to the function of paint and coatings. Read More »
The Construction Chemicals Market
By Tim Wright
Published September 11, 2006
Steady gains are forecase for mature markets while China's market is booming. Read More »
The Powder Coatings Market
By Tim Wright
Published September 11, 2006
A look at key trends and issues impacting and influencing the powder coatings market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 11, 2006
Insl-x Products Corporation has entered into an agreement with Trinity Coatings whereby Insl-x will acquire Trinity's Wood Coatings Division. The acquisition is consistent with Insl-x Products' strategy to further develop and strengthen its wood coat… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 7, 2006
PPG broke ground on a 22-acre site in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about 15 miles east of Reno, to build a 95,000-square foot architectural coatings manufacturing facility. Expected to begin production near the end of 2007, the facility will… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 6, 2006
Tikkurila has established a fully-owned sales company TOO Tikkurila in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for marketing decorative paints under the Finnish Tikkurila brand and the Russian Teks brand. In the future, the company will also market Tikkurila's industria… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 6, 2006
Tikkurila Oy, which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has acquired from the management a 100% share of the company Finncolor s.r.o. in Prague, the Czech Republic. The company name will be changed into Tikkurila s.r.o. The acqu… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 31, 2006
Valspar reported that third-quarter sales rose 10% to $797 million, from $727 million in the same period last year. Earnings rose 13% for the period to $52.6 million from $45.7 million. The company, which manufactures paints and coatings under se… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 31, 2006
Sermatech has completed its new Science and Technology Center in Limerick, PA . The center will conduct advanced aerospace and industrial coatings research and development as well as new application rapid prototyping. The new facility is fully equipp… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 24, 2006
Matrix System Automotive Finishes, Inc. has combined with Quest Specialty Chemicals Inc. and will continue under the name Matrix System Automotive Finishes, LLC and with current operations in Michigan. Matrix's new corporate structure will continu… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 24, 2006
PPG has opened Alltech Engineered Finishes in Taiwan to serve the existing regional customers. The plant is PPG's first wholly-owned, self-contained coating application facility that utilizes PPG's electrocoat and dip-spin coatings that would be… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
E.T. Horn hires new senior account manager Robert Blackford has joined The E.T. Horn Company as senior account manager within the coatings and building materials and advanced materials groups. In this new position, Blackford will expand the groups&… Read More »



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